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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on 11 states suing the Obama administrative over a federal directive about transgender students in public schools (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over a new directive about transgender...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A black teen who prosecutors say was sexually assaulted by three white football players in an Idaho high school locker room has sued the school district, saying the rape was the culmination of months of racist and physical abuse. The federal lawsuit filed May...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The state of Texas is suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity, Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday. The lawsuit appears to make Texas...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge on Wednesday denied Gawker's motion for a new trial in the Hulk Hogan sex-video case and won't reduce a $140 million jury verdict. Judge Pamela Campbell's ruling is the latest development in a yearslong legal fight between Hogan, whose...
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter says the government needs to develop technology faster and reconnect with the tech industry. He told students at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport on Wednesday that "we're too slow and that's a problem." Carter...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Justice Department is urging a federal court to let government regulators decide if a New Orleans company has done enough to end an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico that began nearly 12 years ago and could last another century. Taylor Energy Company...
For the second year in a row, female CEOs earned more than their male counterparts and received bigger raises. But only a small sliver of the largest companies are run by women, and experts say gender parity at the top remains way off. The median pay for a female CEO was nearly...
MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan man accused of abducting a 16-year-old girl last month has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a 36-year-old jogger in 2014, prosecutors announced Wednesday. Jeffrey Willis, 46, of Muskegon Township, is charged with open...
ATLANTA (AP) — Jimmy Carter is stepping away from his "front-line role" as a member of The Elders, the global human rights group announced Wednesday. Former South African president Nelson Mandela founded the small group of former global leaders in 2007, and the former U.S...